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Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking Sex trafficking is a crime when women, men and/or children are forcefully involved in commercial sex acts. In the United States, any minor under the age of 18 engaged in commercial sex acts is automatically considered a victim of sex trafficking under the law. Worldwide, it’s estimated that […]

Facts & Figures About Women

Facts & Figures About Women  Poverty and Hunger Gender inequality is a major cause and effect of hunger and poverty: it is estimated that 60 percent of chronically hungry people are women and girls. (Source: WFP Gender Policy and Strategy.) On average, women make up about 43 percent of the […]

Me Too didn’t start with a hashtag – Hakima Abbas’ remarks at EDD 2018

Me Too didn’t start with a hashtag – Hakima Abbas’ remarks at EDD 2018 On June 5, 2018, AWID’s co-Executive Director Hakima Abbas interacted with three other panelists at the opening ceremony of the European Development Days 2018, in a discussion focused on global movements tackling multiple forms of violence […]